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Now, THIS – is interesting……what a novel idea for a kitchen.

Brummel  Cucine,   (http://www.brummelcucine.it/azienda_eng.htm) , has been in the kitchen fabrication business for generations.
They are located in Bassan del Grappa –

The city was founded in the 2nd century BCE by a Roman called Bassianus, whence the name, as an agricultural estate.


Bridge of the Alpini.

The first news of the existence of the medieval city dates from 998, while the Castle is mentioned first in 1150. In 1175 Bassano was conquered by Vicenza, but the city maintained a semi-autonomous status as a free commune in the 13th century also, when it was under the family of the Ezzelinos.

In 1368 it was acquired by the Visconti of Milan and, in 1404, by the Republic of Venice: the latter did not alter the citadine magistratures, limiting to impose a Captain chosen by the Venetian Senate. The city became home to a flourishing industry producing wool, silk, iron and copper, and mainly for ceramics; in the 18th became especially famous in all Europe for the presence of theRemondini printers.

During the French Revolutionary Wars the city was the seat of the Battle of Bassano. In 1815 it was included in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, and became part of the unified Kingdom of Italyin 1866. Napoleon Bonaparte remained in Bassano del Grappa for many months.

The original name of the town was Bassano Veneto. After the terrible battles on Mount Grappa in WWI , where thousands of soldiers lost their lives, a decision was made to change the name of the town. In 1928, the name was changed to Bassano del Grappa, meaning Bassano of Mount Grappa, as a memorial to the soldiers killed. Ernest Hemingway during his days as an ambulance driver in the war spent many days in Bassano and eventually settled there as part of A Farewell to Arms. Also other American writers spent some days in Bassano during WWI such as Scott Fitzgerald andDos Passos.

This kitchen design, is completely unique:

Bella bella……


….and now, as has been famously stated before, by others, for something completely different:

The Bahia Chair – designed by 20AGE (get it – vingt age?). It is a whimsical re-interpretation of a classic
Scandinavian style chair (circa 1960’s).

The London design firm, a partnership between Emma Phelps and  Mauricio Varlotta (Brasil)
have been experimenting with classic forms but with new fabrics/coverings.

Look at these shots:





The name of the chair is based on the use of the colourful ribbons shown here. They are Bahai ribbons and are regarded as good luck charms.
Traditionally, the ribbons are fastened around one’s wrist, with three knots. After time – who knows how long – at the point of one falling off,
you are to immerse the ribbon into running water (a stream, perhaps) and one’s wish associated with that ribbon – should come true.


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